3DS Virtual Console News

News: Alleyway Bouncing to 3DS VC

Alleyway Bouncing to 3DS VC

ESRB rating outs eShop release

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems's 1989 Game Boy-based Breakout clone Alleyway is making its way to the 3DS Virtual Console, outed by a recent ESRB rating. If you've ever played Arkanoid or any number of brick-breaker games, you should know what to expect here. The ESRB's descripton is as follows: This is an action...

News: Nintendo Announces eShop Update for 6th June

Nintendo Announces eShop Update for 6th June

Patience is a virtue

Nintendo of America has just confirmed the long-awaited eShop update for the Nintendo 3DS will hit on 6th June, missing its anticipated late May release. The company has not announced the reason behind the delay, nor exactly what will be included in the update, but considering 6th June is the day before Nintendo's E3 2011 news...

Rumour: Famitsu Details 3DS eShop Launch Line-Up

Famitsu Details 3DS eShop Launch Line-Up

What have we here?

Everyone's still waiting for details of the 3DS eShop launch: when, what, when, how, when. Apparently a translation by The Magic Box of this week's Famitsu Magazine contains the details of what Japanese gamers will be able to play when the eShop goes live. The firmware update — a date for which was not given — will include several 3D Classics, as well as 3DSWare and Virtual..

News: 3DS eShop's May Launch to Ensure it Beats Wii and DS Shops

3DS eShop's May Launch to Ensure it Beats Wii and DS Shops

Needs more polish

The 3DS eShop, one of the console's most anticipated functions, won't be available until May, and Nintendo's hardware head honcho Hideki Konno wants to assure you it's for a good reason: so it's good. Speaking to Gamasutra, Konno admitted previous digital shopfronts for the Wii and DS haven't been up to the standard required, and...

Features: The Game Gear Games We Need on 3DS Virtual Console

The Game Gear Games We Need on 3DS Virtual Console

We go digging in the Sega vaults

We already know about the first five Game Gear games for 3DS Virtual Console, but looking further down the line, what titles would we love to see made available on the console's download service? Below are just some of the games we'd love to download after the eShop launches in May. Shinobi II: The Silent Fury: The...

News: Sega Names First Game Gear Games for 3DS Virtual Console

Sega Names First Game Gear Games for 3DS Virtual Console

Surprise! Sonic!

The news that Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16 games are coming to 3DS Virtual Console was welcomed by all, and Sega has already announced five of the games it'll be bringing to the service when it launches in late May. Classic gem-stacker Columns and ninja outing Shinobi (known as The G.G. Shinobi in Japan) will need no introduction to...

News: Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16 Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16 Coming to 3DS Virtual Console

Two more systems confirmed for the portable version of VC

Making a surprise appearance at Satoru Iwata's keynote earlier today, Reggie revealed that alongside continued DSiWare support and the 3D Classics feature, which will see classics remade with 3D effects, the Virtual Console will not just feature Nintendo systems. Sega's Game Gear and NEC's TurboGrafx-16 will be supported, which means you can..

News: Current Nintendo Points will be Useless on the 3DS

Current Nintendo Points will be Useless on the 3DS

Compatible prepaid point cards coming later

Although the 3DS will provide gamers with a less cumbersome Friend Codes system than what is currently in place, the eShop might be a different story altogether. According to Nintendo, the 3DS will utilise a different virtual currency than the Nintendo Points we are already using for our WiiWare and DSiWare purchases. As translated by Kotaku, the Japanese..

News: 3DS Virtual Console Will Be Available on Launch Day

3DS Virtual Console Will Be Available on Launch Day

UPDATE: Or will it?

There's been plenty of confusion lately about the launch of the 3DS's eShop, which will allow users to download DSiWare games, 3DS demos and more. At first we believed the store would be ready at launch, then Nintendo Japan's financial results claimed the 3DS eShop would launch in May. Now Nintendo America has clarified that at...

First Impressions: 3DS Virtual Console

3DS Virtual Console

Time travel meets blur-o-vision

Virtually nothing is known about how the 3DS will handle its new eShop apart from that it will eventually offer a Virtual Console for Game Boy and Game Boy Color software, and in New York City and Amsterdam this past Wednesday Nintendo Life was able to test out a couple of games confirmed for Shop shelves: Super Mario...

News: There's a Limit on Transferring Software from One 3DS to Another

There's a Limit on Transferring Software from One 3DS to Another

Your games are going places... just not too many places

While we've known about the ability to transfer DSiWare to the 3DS for a while now and learned today about transferring software between devices (DSiWare, 3DSWare and Virtual Handheld), we've just found out that there will be a limit to how many license transfers you can make. From Play.com's product details: System

News: 3DS To Get Revamped Online Shop

3DS To Get Revamped Online Shop

Better interface, faster menus and a new Virtual Console

Nintendo's Wii Shop Channel and DSiWare Shop may have some great games on them, but browsing the services for content could be a bit easier. Unless you go in there knowing what you want, finding something new and interesting can be a bit cumbersome, as sifting through menu after menu can take some time. With the 3DS, Nintendo hopes to change..

News: Virtual Handheld Confirmed for 3DS

Virtual Handheld Confirmed for 3DS

Not a joke this time

For years, gamers have been clamouring for a VIrtual Console-style system for the DS, allowing them to download and play their favourite GameBoy titles. You just have to read the comments on this spoof article to know how keenly awaited the service was. Now, with the 3DS, Nintendo has answered your calls, as it's announced it's...